The irony of Rene Lynch's touching and wonderful article about the compassion showed to an abused dog — and the Freeh report about the apathy of highly educated, highly paid professionals toward abused children at Penn State University — appearing on successive pages in Friday's Times makes a reader wonder.
What's wrong with people when they get into positions of power? Why would protecting innocent children be less worthy of a Penn State or a Roman Catholic Church or a Jewish Orthodox community or any other insulated institution? What is the message to the most vulnerable in our society? What does it say about what we value as a people?
Playa del Rey
We have great respect for Lynch and people like her who are willing to take a chance on adopting an older dog, especially one with such horrific health issues as Sid (now Rambo) the German shepherd. We rescued a dog 10 years ago from the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County and have been amazed by the organization's volunteers.